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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 30 min Total Time: 45 mins
  • 24 Large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 4 ounces Crumbled goat cheese
  • 12 Slices Hill’s Double Smoked Thick Sliced bacon, halved
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoons Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Finely chopped rosemary
  • 3/4 teaspoons Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment and fit with a wire rack; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Halve dates lengthwise being careful not to cut all the way through. Place a small amount of cheese in the center of each date. Wrap a piece of bacon around each date making sure the ends meet underneath the date.

  3. Step 3

    Place dates, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet. Bake until bacon fat is beginning to render out, about 15 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together maple syrup, red pepper flakes, rosemary, and black pepper. Brush each date with maple syrup mixture.

  5. Step 5

    Continue to bake brushed dates until bacon is crispy, 15 to 20 minutes more.